Jamaica puts Bahamas on verge of CAZOVA exit
COUVA, TRINIDAD, JULY 5, 2017: Led by captain Andre Mc Lean,
Jamaica played a solid allround game to beat Bahamas 3-0 (25-18,
25-19, 25-18) to improve to 2-0 in Pool E of the 16th
Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) at the
National Cycling Centre.
Winners of their first match over tournament debutants Haiti in
four sets on Tuesday, the Gatasheu Bonner-coached Jamaicans
started very confidently against the Bahamians who went under to
Barbados in five-sets in their opening day clash of former
And in the end Jamaica which served, passed and block well came
away with the deserved win while Bahamas, winners in 2012
dropped to 0-2 and on the verge of elimination from contesting
the gold medal match.
A visibly dejected Prince’Tanique Wilson, captain of Bahamas did
not hold back anything in his summary of their play so far which
he described as a result of poor attitude.
“We are all trying to find the best possible line-up to jump
start of tournament, but now we find ourselves with our backs
against the wall.”
“We go into our final match against Haiti in a do-or-die
situation and for us to have any chance we need to change our
approach and attitude.
A jubilant Adrian Mc Lean said his Jamaica tem has been working
very hard and he was pleased to see everything starting to fall
into place at the right time.
“This is our second win and a big improvement from the first
match as well and once we continue to play like this we can get
even better, we are a dangerous team.”
A worried Covance Mortimer, coach of the Bahamas admitted his
team was not playing nowhere close to their best volleyball.
“We are playing well below our true ability and quite frankly
Bonner was a pleased coach and boasted that his team was trying
to build a winning mentality and wants to get to the final.
“We prepared very well for this match and I am happy the guys
executed well and we now have an important match Barbados on
Thursday where we can get ourselves a day rest by winning and
topping the group.”
On Thursday in their final round-robin match, Jamaica meets
Barbados from 7pm while Bahamas battles Haiti from 4pm.